Michelle is a governance, compliance and regulation expert who has worked in both the private sector for banking institutions and in the public sector for start-up government entities setting up and leading legal and compliance functions.

She has extensive experience in AML/CTF compliance including working on the implementation of AML/CTF Programs in organisations of various sizes and complexity. In various roles, Michelle has accrued a considerable amount of experience managing engagement with regulators and other government and non-government stakeholders. She also has significant experience advising on and negotiating complex finance transactions including 11 years of experience as a lawyer and consultant for a leading international law firm. Michelle is an accredited compliance professional and fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Michelle is one of the current authors of the compliance commentary and practical tools (such as precedents, examples, and checklists) in CCH iKnowConnect Compliance and Business Law, together with Samantha Carroll (Practice Director for Governance, Compliance & Regulation).

Ash St. is an integrated professional services firm providing Legal, Compliance and other Advisory Services to solve complex business problems. Established in 2013, Ash St. was founded to offer clients “The New Way” in professional services. With this foresight and through the application of multiple professional disciplines, Ash St. ensure its clients’ complex business problems are solved. Its team of lawyers (many from top-tier law firms) have decades of experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, governance compliance and regulation, finance, IT contracting, projects, tax and employment law. The firm’s culture is based on providing its clients technical yet pragmatic advice.

Sectors of expertise

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance
  • Energy

Area of expertise

  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Regulations
  • Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing
  • Regulator Engagement

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